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The Braes Box
The Braes Box
Braes High School is fully comprehensive teaching S1 to S6 with a current roll of approximately 1,000 pupils. As part of our self-evaluation on How Good Is Our School? Quality Indicator: 3.1 Ensuring Wellbeing, Equality and Inclusion we designed The Braes Box as a key driver of equity.
The Onwards and Upwards Programme was introduced , through PEF funding, to remove some of the barriers to literacy development. This was a consideration of their time in school but also regarding the essential literacy development at home in the family learning space. The key points of consideration centred on the both the cost of the pupil day and the financial impact of creating and resourcing the family learning environment at home.
We thought about some of the negative perceptions of school and education that can exist amongst parents, carers and wider families and wanted to share with them the changing nature of education as a more positive, inclusive and collegiate experience. We created a Braes Box which contained a range of resources to support literacy and numeracy: Ø A number of family friendly texts – including Matilda by Roald Dahl Ø Stationary Ø Dictionary and Thesaurus Ø Adult Colouring Book Ø Study guides and tips Ø Numeracy aides Ø Family games and activities
Braes High School, Newlands Road, Brightons, Falkirk, UK